Throughout the 2011-2012 off-season, Kevin Creagh will be looking at players that have been rumored to be non-tender or trade candidates, based primarily off of rumors and reports from MLB Trade Rumors. The review isn't to suggest that the players are being pursued by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The purpose of the series is to explore the potential options on the market to see who might be a good fit for the 2012 roster.
If I were to ask you if you would like the Pirates to get a 1B this offseason that will hit 20 HR's in 2012, would you say yes? I'm sure you would. If I were to then say that 1B would be Adam LaRoche, what would you say? Probably a string of expletives that would be unprintable on this site. But like Joni Mitchell said in song, "Don't know what you got 'til it's gone....
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